The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is established in terms of the Agronomic Industry Act (Act no. 20 of 1992) with the primary objective to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, processing, storage and marketing of controlled products in Namibia.
In line with its strategy and mandate, the NAB is in the process of developing a Namibian localg.a.p. programme to be integrated within Namibia’s Food Control System for Agronomic and Horticultural Products. Thereby, ensuring a responsive regulatory framework aimed to guarantee the quality and food safety of agronomic and horticultural products produced and traded locally and for export markets.
The NAB herewith invites technical persons with specific knowledge or expertise to be trained, approved and licenced as independent on-site advisors and consultants to assist small-scale producers with the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and provide farm assurance services.
Selected candidates will participate in a four (4) day virtual GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurer + localg.a.p workshop tentatively scheduled to take place during the month of October 2021 (exact dates to be communicated at a later stage).
As a pre-requisite, interested candidates should meet any of the following minimum requirements:
a) Formal qualification (school diploma in Agriculture and 2 years relevant work experience).
b) Consultancy work experience (minimum 1 year of work experience as a consultant in crop production).
c) Formal course based on the HACCP Principles.
d) Formal course in food/feed hygiene training.
By participating in this workshop, candidates will be equipped with first-hand knowledge on the GLOBALG.A.P System including the latest industry developments, and shall use the knowledge acquired to simplify the standard and audit preparations, thereby assisting producers in meeting the requirements of the envisaged Namibia localg.a.p. standards.
The costs associated with participating in this workshop, including the initial license fee, will be covered by the NAB. However, interested candidates must ensure that they have access to a computer, reliable internet connectivity and are fully committed to participating without interruption during the training.
Interested candidates must submit a one-page motivational letter substantiating their suitability for consideration as possible trainees, together with their CV and relevant academic qualifications and transcripts. The NAB will review and evaluate all applications to ensure that they meet the requirements for participation in this workshop.
Interested candidates should submit their applications, via email, to Hileni.David@nab.com.na, before or on 03 September 2021.